Wasteland at the Danish Architecture Centre, Copenhagen Wasteland at the Danish Architecture Centre, Copenhagen
Wasteland at the Danish Architecture Centre, Copenhagen Wasteland at the Danish Architecture Centre, Copenhagen
Wasteland at the Danish Architecture Centre, Copenhagen Wasteland at the Danish Architecture Centre, Copenhagen
Wasteland at the Danish Architecture Centre, Copenhagen Wasteland at the Danish Architecture Centre, Copenhagen

Reclaim rubbish

07 : 02 : 2017 Wasteland : Sustainability : Whole-system Thinking

Copenhagen – The Wasteland exhibition examines consumers’ perceptions of waste and its future applications.

  • Wasteland is on show at the Danish Architecture Centre until 17 April 2017
  • The exhibition focuses on six materials including glass, concrete and plastic

Designed by architecture practice Lendager Group, Wasteland encourages visitors to re-assess the value of waste and highlights its potential as a sustainable building resource.

The Danish Upcycle House by Realdania By & Byg is made from upcycled materials such as old shipping containers. The house, which costs £116,000 ($144,200, €134,500) to build, demonstrates how discarded materials can be re-used to create affordable housing. Europe produces more than 250m tonnes of municipal waste annually, according to the European Environment Agency.

Upcycling is the process of re-using old objects to create higher-quality products, such as combining new and recycled concrete to create a stronger blend.

The Big Picture

Designers and brands are rethinking the rhetoric around waste to inspire new ways of thinking. To find out more, read our Whole-system Thinking macrotrend.

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